Evidence of links between the “Urewera 17” and Mexico’s Zapatista rebels is becoming overwhelming.
Here’s the latest piece of the jig saw.
R J Maccani is a US based educator and activist.
I teach and write to pay the bills but mostly do organizing, education, and media work to build struggles for collective liberation. I organize with Regeneración Childcare NYC as well as the Men’s Collaborative of Generation FIVE. I’m an international adherent to the Zapatistas’ Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, and write regularly for Left Turn and The Narco News Bulletin.
Maccani runs a blog called Zapagringo which promotes;
zapatista-inspired rebellion on Turtle Island (North America)and throughout the galaxy…
Here’s an extract from his latest blog post;
The Maori and the Zapatistas
Maori freedom fighter Tame Iti is out on bail
Members of the Maori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa (known to many by its colonial name “New Zealand”), were amongst those who founded the Zapatista-inspired Peoples’ Global Action network (PGA) in 1998. A month ago under New Zealand’s 2002 Terrorism Suppression Act, over 300 police raided houses across the country seeking up to 60 activists in Aotearoa’s Tino Rangatiratanga, peace and environmental movements.
Among the 17 people arrested in the sweeps were some of these same founding PGA members, along with current Zapatista solidarity activists. With these networks in place, a massive response came from all over the world denouncing the raids and arrests…and the terrorism charges were dropped.